Home is Where the Heart Is (But a Good Hotel is Great Too)

While home may be nice and comfy, sometimes it’s great to get out and enjoy a holiday. Today’s hotels are often luxurious affairs that can provide all of the comforts of home and then some. A flight to Auckland might help you experience a great short holiday in a wonderful city with a great selection of hotels.

Aside from reserving a nice hotel, visitors to Auckland will need to plan for adequate transportation. A personal vehicle is always the best way to get around New Zealand. Thus, tourists should look into an Auckland airport car rental so they can grab that perfect vehicle for puttering around town.

Image courtesy of pietroizzo – Flickr

Image courtesy of pietroizzo – Flickr

Hotel DeBrett — A Luxurious Choice

Hotel DeBrett is one of the most luxurious hotels located in the heart of Auckland’s central business district. This hotel acts as a sort of link between the hip fashion area of High Street and the bustling commerce of Shortland Street.

Hotel DeBrett features 25 rooms and suites. Each of the rooms have their own personality and unique design. As a fitting tribute to the hotel’s past, all of the designs have a touch of art deco style. When you’re ready for dinner, take a stroll to one of the nearby restaurants or have dinner in the Kitchen restaurant or visit the Housebar.

Your stay includes free continental breakfast, a pre-dinner drink in the drawing room, free local calls and free broadband Internet access. The beds feature 100 percent cotton linens and mattresses contain a goose down layer for additional comfort. Many who stay at this hotel consider the beds among the most comfortable in Auckland.

The Langham Auckland — Business But Not Stuffy

Winner of the TripAdvisor.com.au 2013 Travellers’ Choice award, the Langham hotel in Auckland is a 30 minute drive from the Auckland International Airport. The close distance to Auckland International, along with its great amenities, make this hotel a wonderful pick if you are visiting the city for business purposes.

The Langham offers nearby self-parking options and valet parking. If you decide to dine at the Eight restaurant for lunch or join others in the Winery for Tiffin Afternoon Tea, you can get a complimentary parking pass.

The suites at the Langham Hotel Auckland are spacious and well-appointed. Those visiting on business will enjoy being able to make use of the modern communication facilities of the suites as well as the fact that the hotel’s amenities are designed to help enhance production. Of course all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so when winding down you can make use of the excellent restaurants, lounges, bars and spas the hotel is known for. Room service is available 24 hours for when you are burning the midnight oil or just get hungry in the middle of the night.

The Langham Hotel Auckland is also a great choice for business meetings. The hotel offers spacious meeting facilities as well as excellent banquet facilities. Facilities include one of the largest pillarless ballrooms in the city, the Great Room.

Quality Hotel Parnell — A Great Family Place

The Quality Hotel Parnell is ranked as the No. 11 family hotel in central Auckland. Despite having a budget price range, this hotel gets some great reviews for its service and comfort.

Quality Hotel Parnell is located within walking distance to Auckland’s central business district, which can be a good thing. If you are having trouble finding parking in the downtown, simply leave your car behind at the hotel’s free parking and walk to nearby restaurants dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Many of the larger rooms in this older hotel have kitchens and lounge areas. Some of the rooms have balconies to give you a great view and a wonderful place to have breakfast in the morning.

The excellent price and service of this hotel make it a perfect place to stay if you are travelling with your family. Best of all, for those who still need to get a little work done, the hotel offers a business centre.

While these are but a small number of what you will find in Auckland, you’d have to say it’s not a bad starting point! Where would you like to stay if you had open slather and bottomless wallet?!

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